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110+ Buddha Quotes on Life, Love, Happiness and Peace

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Who was Buddha?

Buddha, also known as Siddharth Gautam, was born in an aristocratic family of Nepal. He was born and brought up in a large clan that was called shakyas, but later on, he left everything to live a lay life. Siddharth Gautam is a very well known philosopher, teacher, and spiritual leader. He is known to be the founder of the religion Buddhism. Agreed by some scientists and researchers, his teachings and philosophies are said to be still in life, and they are still the ones debated on. Siddharth Gautam taught for around 45 years. He died at the age of 80.

Buddha’s insight into dukkha.

His teachings on life were based on the two factors: the insight of dukkha and the end of dukkha. This was called nirvana. He tried to understand the mechanism of human life and its rebirth. After so many years of meditation and asceticism, he finally found his ways and answers. He provided his spiritual teachings by travelling throughout the Ganges plain-Nepal. The leading practices that Buddha taught were from spirituality, mindfulness, and meditation.

His teachings on life were based on the two factors: the insight of dukkha and the end of dukkha. This was called nirvana. He tried to understand the mechanism of human life and its rebirth. After so many years of meditation and asceticism, he finally found his ways and answers. He provided his spiritual teachings by travelling throughout the Ganges plain-Nepal. The leading practices that Buddha taught were from spirituality, mindfulness, and meditation.

His teachings on life were based on the two factors: the insight of dukkha and the end of dukkha. This was called nirvana. He tried to understand the mechanism of human life and its rebirth. After so many years of meditation and asceticism, he finally found his ways and answers. He provided his spiritual teachings by travelling throughout the Ganges plain-Nepal. The leading practices that Buddha taught were from spirituality, mindfulness, and meditation.

Why the name Buddha?

Many years after his death, Siddharth Gautam was started to be called Buddha, which means “The enlightened one” or “The awakened one”.
Years after his writings and teachings were known as ‘Suttas’ that are a part of Buddhist manuscripts. Centuries after the generations added some texts of their way known as ‘Abhidharma’. Biographies of Buddha and the tales about his past life as human or animal form are written in ‘Jalatka tales’.

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Some teachings of Buddha’s life were :

Critique of Brahmanism: Buddha did not follow any practices by the brahmin. He did not see any useful or spiritual advancements in their religion. Brahmins had Vedas held with them, but Buddha did not see and accept any spiritual value or authority they had. He also rejected some practices by them such as astrology, divine, fortune Telling, etc.

Analysis of existence: Buddha also taught that the central and fundamental thing in our life is dukkha which means suffering. Suffering can be of any kind. But in life, if you’re going through some ‘Dukkha’, you must know that nothing in this world is permanent. Everything is temporary and unreliable. He shared the four truths of life that mainly has the essence saying if dukkha arises, its cure will also be there.

Dependent origination: Like it was shared before, nothing has its origination. Everything in the world is dependent on each other. If dukkha arises, it doesn’t come initially from something or somewhere independently. There must be the other phenomenon present.

This is not just it. Buddha’s life was full of such teachings that were made and shared to make this world an awakened place. Not only his teachings, but he also gave some life-changing inspirational quotes. In this article, we have compiled the list of some motivational and inspirational quotes that will change the way you look at life and will help you be more connected to your inner self spiritually.

Here are the Compilation of Quotes by Buddha

Buddha Quotes on Life :

buddha life quotes best

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on changing world

“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.”
– Buddha

morning quotes

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
– Buddha

purpous of life quotes

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on failure

“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”
– Buddha

happiness quotes

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on kindness

“Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.”
– Buddha

unselfish life quotes

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”
– Buddha

“In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”
– Buddha

quotes on humanity by buddha

“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”
– Buddha

“Better than a hundred years in the life of a person who is idle and inactive, is a day in the life of one who makes a zealous and strenuous effort.”
– Buddha

life quotes by buddha

“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it.”
– Buddha

Some more Quotes based on Life :

“To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.”
– Buddha

miracle of life quotes

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
– Buddha

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on pain

“Pain is certain. Suffering is optional.”
– Buddha

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on man

“Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on work

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on way of life

“All know the way, but few actually walk it.”
– Buddha

“She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on opinions

“People with opinions just go around bothering each other.”
– Buddha

Buddha Quotes on Love :

“Hatreds never cease through hatred in this world; through love alone they cease. This is an eternal law.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on brighten future

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.”
Buddha

buddha quotes on true love and understandings

“True love is born from understanding.”
– Buddha

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on heart

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on boundless love

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.”
– Buddha

follow your heart quotes

“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on spreading love

“Give, even if you only have a little.”
– Buddha

rain quotes

“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.”
– Buddha

“Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.”
– Buddha

hatred quotes by buddha

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”
– Buddha

love quotes by buddha

“Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole.”
– Buddha

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
– Buddha

peace and love quotes

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”
– Buddha

Buddha Quotes on Happiness :

buddha quotes on happiness

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”
– Buddha

“Happiness is a journey, not a destination.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on happy minds

“May all beings have happy minds.”
– Buddha

be happy quotes

“It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.”
– Buddha

nature quotes by buddha

“It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.”
– Buddha

“Happy indeed we live, we who possess nothing.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on be happy

“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on happiness new

“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on disciplined mind

“A disciplined mind brings happiness.”
– Buddha

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
– Buddha

“To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on mind and thoughts

“Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.”
– Buddha

Buddha Quotes on Peace :

buddha quotes on forgive everyone

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on bad thoughts

Nothing can harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
– Buddha

buddha quotes on be yourself

“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on be calm

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”
– Buddha

walk alone quotes

“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on attain peace

“Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on spread peace

“Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.”
– Buddha

be grounded quotes

“The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on words

“Better than a thousand useless words is one useful word, hearing which one attains peace.”
– Buddha

peace is a bliss quotes

“Peace is the highest bliss.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on purity

“There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it. ”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on suffering

“The root of suffering is attachment.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on bringing peace

“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”
– Buddha

Buddha Quotes on Spirituality :

buddha quotes on spirituality

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on purity

“Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another.”
– Buddha

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
– Buddha

best spiritual buddha quotes

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”
– Buddha

walk alone quotes best

“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.”
– Buddha

“He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on inspiration

“Be a lamp unto yourself.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on work

“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”
– Buddha

“In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on spiritual life

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”
– Buddha

Buddha Quotes on Mind :

“The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on mind

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”
– Buddha

mind quotes by buddha

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
– Buddha ( Buddha Quotes on explaining Power of Mind )

best buddha quotes in mind

“He is able who thinks he is able.”
– Buddha

“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on good health

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
– Buddha

nirden on mind quotes

“Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on mind and thoughts

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
– Buddha

impure mind buddha quotes

“Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you.”
– Buddha

best mind quotes by buddha

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.”
– Buddha

“If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.”
– Buddha

Buddha Quotes on Inspiration :

inspirational quotes by buddha

“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.”
– Buddha

motivation quotes

“There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on idea

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”
– Buddha

best inspiration quotes by buddha

“A jug fills drop by drop.”
– Buddha

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”
– Buddha

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.”
– Buddha

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on always  trying

“The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on comaprison

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on depth

“Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”
– Buddha

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
– Buddha

Buddha Quotes on Anger :

buddha quotes on anger

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on thoughts and anger

“Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.”
– Buddha

“When it is impossible for anger to arise within you, you find no outside enemies anywhere.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on holding anger

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
– Buddha

holding anger quotes by buddha

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on enemy

“An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on holy books

“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”
– Buddha

“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgement but rain your kindness equally on all.”
– Buddha

“Shame on him who strikes a holy man, and more shame to him who gives way to anger.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on feel anger

“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”
– Buddha

Buddha Quotes on Death :

buddha quotes on death

“Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on live life

“Live every act fully, as if it were your last.”
– Buddha

“Neither in the sky nor in mid-ocean, nor by entering into mountain clefts, nowhere in the world is there a place where one may will not be overcome by death.
– Buddha

buddha quotes on nature

“Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing.”
– Buddha

nature of world quotes

“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.”
– Buddha

road to death by buddha

“To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on fear of death

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”
– Buddha

“But those who act according to the perfectly taught Dharma will cross the realm of Death, so difficult to cross.”
– Buddha

buddha quotes on deathless state

“Those sages who are inoffensive and ever-restrained in body, go to the Deathless State, where, having gone, they grieve no more.”
– Buddha

“This city (body) is built of bones, plastered with flesh and blood; within are decay and death, pride and jealousy.”
– Buddha

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